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Timbre-matched with the rest of the RTi Series for seamless, realistic surround effects.
Design-enhanced surround diffusion characteristics on the new FXi Bi-Directional Surround Speakers include triangular cabinets that aim the drivers and tweeters in opposing directions to produce a more realistically diffuse wavefront and wide, lifelike imaging of surround-sound FX, and a conveniently located bipole/dipole switch for the most flexible placement options and highest performance surround effects.
- Acoustically inert 3/4" MDF cabinets, finished in Black.
- Dynamic Balance polymer composite driver for smooth wide-range response with low distortion.
- 1" silk dome Dynamic Balance tweeters on opposing baffles feature neodymium magnets for clear, detailed highs; tweeters are heat-sinked for superior heat dissipation, power handling and reliability.
- Bi-Pole/Di-Pole Switch conveniently located on front baffle; choose your sound radiation pattern according to your installation requirements, get the best, most realistic diffusion possible for your setup.
- Butyl rubber surrounds for high performance durability.
- Acoustically inert stamped driver baskets.
- Stylish, "floating" anti-diffraction grilles minimize grille diffraction for spacious, 3-dimensional imaging.
- Mylar bypass capacitors in the crossovers extend high frequency response and improve detail and transparency.
- Gold-plated 5-way binding post inputs (with wide holes for large-gauge bare wire connections) for the most secure connections and the most versatile wiring applications.
- Timbre-matched to fit into any Polk Audio home theater or multi-channel music system for a more realistic, more seamless surround sound environment.
Floating grilles complement the finishes and softened contours of the new FXi Series Surround FX Loudspeakers. Metallic elements add a touch of modern style to these classic Polk Audio high performance speakers.
|Type||Silk/Polymer composite dome|
|Mid / Woofer|
|Diameter||6 1/2" (16.51cm)|
|Type||Polymer Composite Dynamic Balance Cone with Rubber Surround|
|Total Frequency Response||45Hz-27kHz|
|Upper -3dB Limit||26 kHz|
|Lower -3dB Limit||55 Hz|
|Nominal Impedance||8 ohms|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||20-150 watts per channel|
|Inputs||Gold plated 5-way binding posts|
|Height||14 3/4" (37.47cm)|
|Width||12 1/2" (31.75cm)|
|Depth||8 3/8" (21.27cm)|
|Mounting Options||wall mount with built-in key hole slot|
|Product Weight (each)||15.00 pounds|
|Total Shipping Weight||35.00 pounds|
|Speaker Warranty||5 years parts and labor (original purchaser)|
Specifications, dimensions and features subject to change without notice. For more information call us at 1-800-377-7655 (USA and Canada). Outside of North America call +1 (410) 358-3600.
12 reviews with an average of 5Write your own review
by Willie Brooks, February 24, 20071 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
Great full sound
None at this point.
The surround sound is excellent. More sound in the rear that I have heard before. I was amaze of the sound it produces.
by Terrence Redic, July 17, 20040 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Vary clear highs and lows.
Im still looking.
I must tell you that the new FXi5s not only rocks the house you can hear things in movies and in music you never knew where their.These speakers have such a rich full sound to them you can place them anywhere .Well worth the price get them you wont be sorry.
by Charles Spivey, September 26, 20040 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Accuracy and realism in sound reprodustion throughout the audio spectrum.
The FXi5 Surround speakers greatly enhanced my home theater system. I shopped for a long time and compared many speakers. The sound is exceptional. On a price per dollar basis, I would rate these speakers the highest. I definitely made the right decision and have no regrets about my selection. I would recommend them to friends and associates without hesitation.
by Jim Quarello, November 22, 20040 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Good job of filling in the rear sound field. You can't beat the price especially for the sound quality.
None that I have found so far.
I just upgraded my entire surround speaker system to Polks, with the FXi5s as the rear surrounds. This is the first time I can say that I "heard" my surround speakers. These speakers do a great job of filling in the room and adding the spaciousness to the surround effect. The first movie I watched with these babies was Miracle. The scenes where the players are on the ice with the crowd going crazy, you felt like you were right there. The sound enveloped you. Great speaker and a great price!
by Scott Cook, February 26, 20050 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Theatre sound. Just fantastic sound. I have watched two movies with this set and am so pleased.
Heavy and nervous they will fall off the wall. I will get a safety anchor just so I can sleep at night.
Buy them if you can afford it. If not, save up for them. It will be worth the wait.
by Colin Mohammed, May 27, 20050 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
man these are the speakers i have been looking for quite some time now, i am empressed.. dam it's good.
by Doug Smith, August 24, 20050 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Great full sound.
by joe, September 4, 20050 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
great highs and lows
why pay more when you can get the best for less
by Chris, October 5, 20050 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
Excellent sound. Superb across the entire range.
by Tim Sutton, January 21, 20070 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Smooth highs Detailed mids Dipole/Bipole selectable Fit and finish is excellent Wedge shape is acoustically dispersive and not physically deep Incredible price-per-performance ratio
This is THE surround to purchase if you are a bang-for-the-buck consumer. The bottom line is simple. Polk's FXi5 surround is flexible, beautiful, a quality piece of craftsmanship, sounds incredible, and is acoustically comparable to surrounds that cost almost twice as much. Here's a little breakdown: If you are planning on hanging your surround speaker on a wall, the FXi5 is for you. It has a sturdy backing backing plate with a dual key-hole design, so you don't have to purchase extra mounting brackets. Additionally, being wedge or triangle-shaped, it is not very deep, so it won't be an eyesore and stick far off your back wall. The speaker itself is beautifully finished in low-gloss black and the speaker grills are high quality. As this speaker is a dipole/bipole unit, you have increased placement flexibility over most surround speakers. Can't mount the speakers behind you, have to place them off to the side of your seating position? No problem. Want to place them right behind your head? No problem. Polk includes a dipole/bipole switch on the speakers to adjust their phase, which will change the sound field they create based on their position in the room. I can tell you first-hand that the dual-sided nature of these speakers creates an impressively widespread and dispersive sound field where I have them hung (behind me on the back wall). Height-wise, for those of you who don't know, the recommendation is to hang them at a height where the tweeter will match your ear while STANDING. Yes, standing, as opposed to fronts, which should match your ear height while seated. Just a piece of advice. Oh, and when you hang them, use both keyholes and either drill into a stud or use molleys, because these things are heavy! Acoustically, these speakers are typical Polk quality. The 6 1/2" woofers put out clearly defined midbass and decent bass for their size. The 1" tweeters are smooth silk domes, not harsh metal domes. I find the combination to be warm and accurate without being shrill or fatiguing. In order to get deep base, you will need a sub, but you know that. These speakers are power efficient for their size, but you'll want 100 watts or more per channel for these babies to really sing. As I stated in the beginning of this review, these speakers are the best bang-for-the-buck speakers you will find, Polk has done a phenomenal job (once again). Enjoy!
by Daniel Hammond, June 30, 20070 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Clarity & looks
Great speakers. Killer look with the sound that rocks!
by Paolo De Berardinis, July 12, 20070 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Awesome look, superb mid and highs. Detailed and Rich!
None, completely satisfied
I have to say that this PSW505 is amazing. When I finally decided to replace my old TEAC receiver the usual snowball effect occured. I could no longer bare the old 10-year surround system I had, It was time for the upgrade. After many visits to all the high-end retailers across Southern Ontario and Nothern New York, Polk Audio made it happen. My final system is a Pioneer Elite VSX-84TXSi receiver coupled to RTi10's (2) in the front, FXi5's (4) in the surrounds, CSi5 for the centre and the PSW505 for a sub. All I have to say if WOW!!! The highs and mids are so sweet. Their balance and precision are so harmonious. Rich in detail and the sub simply and easily fills in the lows without breaking a sweat! Thanks Polk Audio...
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